Krypton Rye PA - Phillips Brewing Company

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86
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Better tasting than a speeding bullet, Krypton will be hard not to drink in a single gulp. Spicy rye malt and big citrus hop flavours make Krypton the perfect refreshment in your fortress of solitude.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 02-11-2011)
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Photo of Svingjo
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice yellow with a thin head that dissipates fairly quickly. The nose, holy Hops Superman!! Big hoppy notes with a citrus flower smell that lingers. On the tongue the hops jumps out at you with a spicy rye coming through in the middle and a grape-fruity flavour in the end. Not as bitter as I was expecting but a fairly balanced beer.

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erik-P
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Merlin68
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of BigBry
4/5  rDev +3.6%

341 ml bottle, as pictured.
Hazy, golden yellow color, with off white and dense head, which leaves a nice looking trail of lacing.
It smells of hops, pine and herbal, some rye-like spice is also apparent.
The taste has lots of strong hop bitterness, earthy, pine, citrus and then the rye comes through.
Low level of carbonation, the body is medium and smooth, finishes dry. Rye adds another level of spice.
A fine example of a Rye IPA, very drinkable, heartily enjoyed.

Photo of Mack
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of chubb-a-lub
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Idrankthat
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of phys1028
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of rogerdandy
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of 604growler
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky yellow-orange with ample white foam that breaks fairly quickly but leaves a nice band of lace on the glass. A nice sweet aroma, almost mead-like, with tropical and floral notes tingling the nose. Palate is a fairly unique combination of rustic spicy rye malt, orange marmalade, lemon drop, oregano, and pineapple and melon C-hop contributions against a rock candy backdrop. Some pine in the smooth bitter finish that is not punishing. There are no clear dark malt or nutty flavors. Rye and then hops lead a classy and fairly subdued offering (compared to other hoppy IPAs). Highly carbonated. A sweet and uplifting treat well worth seeking out if you are a rye buff or into fringe IPAs. Fairly thin body and could perhaps benefit from more malt balance.

Photo of Noxious26
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

341 ml brown bottle with a twist off cap poured in a pint glass. From a mixer 12 pack bought from Willow Park in Regina.

Cloudy yellow with a 1/2 inch white head that recedes to a thin cap of islands and some lacing.

Big hop notes in the nose. Floral, citrus and grass. A bit of some spicy rye notes that are pretty muted.

Big hops right off the start with little malt to balance. Some rye spiciness in the middle, but mainly just floral, citrus and herbal hops throughout.

A little thin in body for an ale with medium carbonation. The hops do give a harshness to the mouthfeel.

This is ok,but not my favourite rye ale.

Photo of Shadman
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of papat444
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to biboergosum for this one.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, no freshness info.

Appearance: Very light gold body, huge head, excellent retention and layers of rings of foam.

Smell: Good rye, bit bitter mixed with spices, green hops, pungent orange pulp.

Taste: Spicy rye kicks in midway through the finish and preceded by fruit pulp and orange skin plus a light honey kiss.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation, low bitterness.

Overall: A decent enough IPA. Worth a shot.

Photo of sclitch
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of LongRoad
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from a Phillips mixed 12-pack, bought in Alberta, poured into a standard pint.

A - I popped it and left the bottle for a second to do something else, when I came back it had topped over. Gave it a very gentle pour as a result and it still had two fingers of head. Colour was a nice, golden orange. Lots of lacing left as it goes down.

S - Lots of piney and citrus, mainly orange, hops on the nose.

T - Definitely get hit with the rye up front with a bit of hops coming on after a second. Not overly hoppy though, at least not in the traditional Phillips mould, clearly more to the American style. Bitterness lives up to its IBUs. The alcohol is there in the tiniest amount after it warms up.

M - Quite carbonated, but not to the point its overwhelming. Adds very nicely to the beer.

O - The rye flavour doesn't totally do it for me, but that's nothing against the beer itself, more of a personal preference. That said, I'll still gladly be drinking the other three left in the box.

Photo of IanSpindler
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of shagal
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Voonder
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into pint glass. my first Rye PA

A - golden yellow with white one finger head which stayed on for quite a while. good retention. looks on a lighter side, expected it to be darker / deeper.

S - citrusy and grapefruity upfront, some bready and earthy notes. some floral aromas as well. furity and hoppy - nice nose, not very aggressive but pleasant. rye isn't that apparent yet.

T - pretty hoppy, rye is there now. bitter - grapefruit and pine. a bit spicy, nice combination, rye makes this beer to stand out.

M - lacking carbonation, a bit off balance, but still pretty smooth, almost creamy. finishes pretty dry.

O - very interesting beer, willing to have more (and i will - i have two more left in the Hop Box). rye makes it pretty unique, definitely worth trying.

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Krypton Rye PA from Phillips Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.